Briefing of Belize's MoHW on the Special Session of the World Health Assembly (WHASS)

23 Nov 2021
Briefing of the MoHW on the Special Session of WHASS

On Monday, November 22, 2021 at the PAHO/WHO Belize Country Office, PWR, Dr. Noreen Jack and her technical team briefed the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) including Hon. Michel Chebat and his delegation regarding the Special Session of the World Health Assembly (WHASS).

In this special session, Member States will consider the benefits of developing a WHO convention, agreement or other international instrument on pandemic preparedness and response including the establishment of an intergovernmental process to draft and negotiate such a convention, agreement or other international instrument, taking into account the report of the Working Group on Strengthening World Health Organization Preparedness and Response to Health Emergencies.

In attendance were Hon. Michel Chebat, Minister of Health and Wellness; Dr. Julio Sabido, Maternal and Child Health Advisor and Advisor to the Minister of Health and Wellness; Mr. Raul Ibanez, Senior Advisor/Chief of Communications of the Ministry of Health and Wellness. From PAHO/WHO, Dr. Noreen Jack, PAHO/WHO Representative for Belize; Ms. Lealou Reballos, Technical Officer for Health Emergencies, and Dr. Isani Chan, Consultant for the One Health Initiative.

The session will take place on 29 November – 1 December 2021 and will be live-streamed on WHO channels.

Learn more: Second Special Session of the World Health Assembly